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on his 99th day president trump warns of a possible major conflict with north korea. could the u.s. receive help from an unlikely source. >> after a deadly palm sunday isis claimed attack on a church. pope francis will land in egypt. >> new details on the settlement with a doctor at the center of the passenger dragging controversy. >> we'll introduce you to the 5-year-old who broke his leg in an accident and still managed to save his dad. >> meet this year's first rounders from the nfl draft. "early today" starts now. it's almost the weekend. good morning everybody. i'm yasmin vossoughian. >> we made it to friday. i'm frances rivera. on this friday i
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trump is making a startling admission. >> i loved my previous life. i had so many things going. i actually, this is more work than in my previous life. i thought it would be easier. i thought it was more of -- i'm a details oriented person i think you would say that. but i do miss my old life. i like to work so that's not a problem but this is actually more work. >> the comments are part of a free ranging interview where the president discussed everything from the 2016 election and trade to health care and more. but it's comments on north korea raising eyebrows this morning. >> well, there's a chance that we could end up having a major major conflict with north korea. absolutely. >> and that was not all. here is what the president had to say about kim jong-un. >> he's
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dies, took over a regime. so say what you want but that's not easy, especially at that age. >> the president's comments coming as his secretary of state works toward a solution with the unpredictable volatile rogue nation. kelly joins us from seoul. tell us more about what u.s. officials are saying about the escalating tensions there. >> reporter: the president is saying absolutely there is a chance of a major conflict but also saying in that interview that he'd love to solve things diplomatically adding that it's, quote, very difficult. he says the administration was looking at new sanctions, economic sanctions on north korea, also leaning hard on china to help solve this. in a separate interview secretary of state rex tillerson saying that they are not looking for regime change in north korea, only full denuclearization. he also said that china has warned north korea of unilateral sanctions if north korea
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that sixth nuclear test. no confirmation on that from beijing this morning. but separately, the president also putting pressure on a key u.s. ally in this region, on south korea, saying that south korea should pay for the anti-missile defense system thaad, at a cost of $1 billion. south korea's defense ministry was responding to this today, saying that as far as they are aware their agreement with the u.s. stands, they provide land and infrastructure and the u.s. provides military equipment. but the president also going after a trade deal with south korea, saying that it was very bad deal and that he may end it. frances, yasmin. >> certainly china integral to all of this. thank you. the late night vote in the senate put the government on the brink of shutting down. democrats blocked the short-term resolution that would have fu
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the botched vote comes as house republicans make moves that could assure a funding measure passes. after they announced their decision not to take up a vote on their plan to repeal and replace obamacare. congress has until the stroke of midnight to get a budget resolution passed before the federal government shutters its doors. tracie potts joins us. how is it that democrats are blocking a budget and what can you tell us republicans are taking? >> the issue is they don't want to deal with health care this week. now that is off the table nbc is confirmed there will not be a health care vote this week, they can move forward with at least the temporary extension for a week to figure something out and avoid the midnight government shutdown. a vote is set to happen to avoid the shutdown on the temporary extension, sometime late this morning, but no later we're told than mid afternoon. again, with confirmation that there will be no
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vote this week. as all this is happening, the white house is waiting and they are also responding to the pentagon's inspector general taking a closer look at former fired national security adviser mike flynn and why he did not disclose he was paid $45,000 to visit russia. congress investigators here releasing documents showing that the defense intelligence agency warned flynn that he had to disclose any foreign payments. the white house response is one, that they think that the inspector general's investigation is appropriate, but also that they have no security clearance documents to turn over on flynn. frances, yasmin. >> all eyes on the 100-day mark. arkansas carried out the execution of convicted killer kenneth williams after the supreme court denied a stay. he was sentenced to death for shooting a farmer and former deputy warden in 2000.
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executed in arkansas over eight days. the state rushed to execute as many as eight convicted killers over 11 days to beat the clock on the april 30 expiration of a key drug used in the procedure. we have an update on the united airlines dragging incident that occurred 19 days ago. dr. david dao being seen here has reached a financial settlement with the airline for an undisclosed amount. his lawyer called it a quote home run and said dao has no plans to sue the city of chicago or anyone else for the incident. in delaware today flags at half-staff for a state trooper gunned down by a suspect who held police in a standoff. s.w.a.t. teams used explosives to blow open the house before he came out shooting. with the state in mourning investigators don't have a motive. here is nbc's tom costello. >> reporter: in a quiet delaware suburb a violent night of gun fire
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standoff with a cop killer. it started at a store when trooper steven ballard approached a suspicious vehicle. police say that's when the passenger, 26-year-old sealy, jumped out, pulled a gun and began shooting. as the trooper lay wounded sealy approached and executed him. p sealy then fled, barricading in his family home. s.w.a.t. teams used explosives trying to coax him out. >> it was like five shots. like five shots, a break, then five more. >> reporter: sealy came out shooting and was killed. neighbors say sealy and his family kept to themselves. >> they kept to themselves. never saw them outside. >> the family you never saw the family. >> no. >> reporter: outside the flags are at half-staff, black bunting over the trooper's patrol car.
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>> yesterday exemplified the dedication -- >> reporter: officers and the governor choked back tears. >> he leaves behind his lovely wife louise, a daughter, and a loving family and scores of friends. >> reporter: investigators say they don't know why trooper ballard stopped the car. sealy had a history of arrests. >> that was tom costello reporting. nfl fans are pouring over results of the first round of the nfl draft with the league worst picking first. >> with the first pick in the 2017 nfl draft, the quleclevela browns select myles garrett. >> not surprised with garrett going to cleveland. the bears made a splash trading up and selecting mitchell
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the chiefs gave you will to the bills to select patrick mccombs. the draft tonights tonight with the second and third rounds. >> ahead the story of the 5-year-old with a broken leg who managed to save his father's life after an accident. bill is forecasting some dangerous storms and flooding. >> all in the same location, too. we're seeing active weather with snow in the rockies and rain hitting into the plains. later on today especially overnight hours huge storms will explode from oklahoma into southern ohio valley. 24 million at risk, large hail the problem. then saturday 32 million at risk. dallas from houston to little rock this will be a day with large hail, damaging wind and isolated tornados, then the flooding over the weekend too in the same areas. that's a look at the big weather story of the day. a closer look at the day ahead. well, you can see temperatures are very warm in texas. then we've got the
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down from the northern plains. warmth with mid 80s as far north as philadelphia. we'll talk more about the big flooding threat as we go throughout the weekend later. >> thank you, bill. if you didn't think running the largest social media platform was enough check out mark zuckerberg in detroit helping put together a pickup truck. he said it was his first trip to michigan and was both excited and in awe of the people that work there day in and day out. there you go. he can build facebook and cars. weeks after the palm sunday bombings security is tight as the city prepares for the pope's arrival. and it's one of m.i.t.'s tradition, the piano drop. $2? i mean how do you top a delicious, delectable,
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a lot of people out there. you like to sort of see things smash into pieces. right. m.i.t., they like it so much they made an annual tradition of it. going back all the way to 1972. since then a group of students, they flung a piano off of the rooftop every year giving the stressed out undergrads a way to blow off steam and a cool souvenir as they are cramming for the final days and those final exams which is always a difficult time in college. >> knows how to pull the pranks too. leading the news pope francis is traveling to egypt for a visit. he is arriving at a time of great fear for christians, who have been targeted in a string of recent deadly attacks. on palm sunday more than 40 people were killed at two churches. isis claimed responsibility. keir simmons is in cairo and talk about how people there are preparing for the pope's
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among the christian community here, the largest christian community in the middle east and minority that feel under great pressure. the pope is expected to arrive here at around 8:00 a.m. eastern, your time, he will among other things speak at a peace conference and pray with one of the most important muslim leaders. but there is real concern too. great tension because one of the things he will do is walk to a coptic church that was bombed before christmas and another bombing in two churches blamed on isis, isis took responsibility for these attacks, happened just this month. so the security is high, the pope tweeting pray for my journey. but you know he will travel not in the popemobile but in a vehicle without a bullet proof protection. back to you. >> thank you. a 5-year-old boy is hailed a hero for helping save his father's life.
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dad when the car hydroplaned, blew a tire, rolled down the hill. when he saw his dad was pinned aidan actually busted out of the car to look for help, not knowing that he had broken his leg. >> just keep spinning. then my dad -- fell down on his head, the car did. then i got out from the back window that's busted, and climbed out. >> for him to be so brave i never could have imagined he would have known what to do in such a crisis. >> the courage of that 5-year-old boy amazing. adorable as well. plenty more ahead, a look at president trump's first 100 days through his favorite site. plus, tired parents can now hit the gym for a nap. that's a real deal. you got to hear it. (vo) more "doing chores for mom" per roll
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as we approach president trump's 100th day in office, a closer look at his first 450 tweets. the white house is mentioned most by the president followed by "the new york times", fox and friends, fox news invites, mike pence, jobs and fake news the most mentions and the president loves his all capped phrases as we know. especially fake news, make america great again, and jobs, jobs, jobs. >> i'm sure more to come. if you would rather take a nap than hit the gym, got the thing for you. one center is offering napping classes for tired adults. the nap starts and finishes with stretching and promises 45 minutes of uninterrupted sleep, designed to burst the odd calorie. the room is set to the ideal sleeping temperature and all get their own bed, blanket, and eye
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hand with president trump attending and delivering remarks. he will be the first sitting president to address the group since ronald reagan. if you needed a step away from twitter or facebook feed you are not alone. according to a study from the ap focused on teens, 60% of them have taken a voluntary break from social media. nerd prom is here. the white house correspondents dinner. >> one person who will be absent from tomorrow's dinner is president trump who declined to attend and will instead be at a rally in pennsylvania. >> and there are some who say this moment at the dinner may have been the key that sent trump on the path to the presidency. check it out. >> all kidding aside obviously we all know about your credentials and breadth of experience. for example, seriously, recently in an episode of
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apprentice" at the steak house the men's cooking team did not impress the judges from omaha steaks. and there was a lot of blame to go around but you, mr. trump, recognized that the real problem was lack of leadership, and so ultimately you didn't blame little john or meat loaf, you fired gary bulsy. and these are the kind of decisions that would keep me up at night. >> the people in that room at that night would have known fast forward to today. >> that he was going to be the president of the united states. could you imagine. i don't think they would have predicted it. >> that is how history unfolded. still to come, news for the equality of women worker salaries, plus the sweetest museum opens just in time for summer.
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now on "news 4 today," we are waiting as metro braces for a possible sickout. the clock is ticking for the federal government to keep the government working. jay gruden sets the record straight. what he has to say about trade rumors surrounding kirk cousins. "news 4 today" starts now. and that one out. they score! >> those dreaded penguins. it was another close game for the caps but they did not win last night's game at home. >>
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penguins star sidney crosby had two goals before the caps scored one. there's a whole series left to play in this thing. keep your hopes up. >> another game saturday night right on nbc 4. >> 4:27. >> i'm aaron gill crest. >> i'm eun yang. carol maloney will have more. >> melissa is keep her eye on the roads and sheila and chuck. call it hot. >> it is hot. no matter what month it is, 90 degrees is hot by my standards, anyway. too hot. >> we're looking at potentially near record high temperatures as we go into tomorrow. today is another good one. here's a look at the radar. rain overnight. we're still seeing some of those showers but they're mostly moving into parts of delaware now. you could be running into wet roadways. temperatures very comfortable. you don't need a jacket, we are in the upper 60s. lorton, 68
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fredericksburg, 68. >> nice, clear skies after late night showers. you may want to be jumping a puddle or two. 60s now. it is going to be a delightful day to be outside. really pretty. low 7 0z. perhaps briefly into the mid 80s in a few spots. as we get into the weekend, it is going to be warm. a little taste of summer around april here. we're talking about a chance for record high temperatures on saturday. could be some spots as warm as 92 or 3 degrees on saturday afternoon. more about that coming up. for now let's go over to what appears to be the birthday girl on a friday morning. >> it's tomorrow. thank you. traffic cone cupcakes. are you going to
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>> yes. >> help yourself. no problem. eastbound river road between willard and western avenue, do have a work zone. we have a late shutdown. outer loop at the work zone lane. diverted because of a work zone. 270 at montrose road, northbound, southbound, okay. no major delays. go slow, people got to go to work. that's causing a big inconvenience for a lot of people. >> put the metro employees on the front line and they have to deal with the public while the people upstairs let things go to pot. >> believe in negotiating. >> if they go on strike, then they go on strike. >> right now, mixed reaction about a possible metro sick out that cou
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there and where you need to go. >> hundreds of bus and train operators are threatening to skip work today because of a contract dispute. more than 500 requested a sick day, all of them were denied. >> many told supervisors they will still not come to work. if yesterday is any indication, they are taking the contract negotiations seriously. >> workers turned their backs on general manager paul wiedefeld yesterday. a lack of sick leave policy, lack of cuts. supervisors are told to get ready for 12 hour shifts just in case. we'll bring you live reports at 5:00 a.m. when metro stations open. v dot will


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